Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

Selected Educational Outcomes:

1.  Organizational Culture: Demonstrate and understand the principles of occupatiional socialization and culture.

2.  Leadership: Recognize and apply the strategies that gain compliance of subordinates and evidence of the application of transformational and transactional approaches.

 3.  Management: Develop and apply strategies for personnel evaluation and supervision and develop fiduciary competencies.

4.  Ethics: Enhance the appreciation for the importance of ethical decision making and fidelity to office and professional responsibility in accordance with professional standards.

 5.  Communication: Review and describe current technological innovations, barriers to communication, and both formal and informal communication networks.

 6.  Liability: Recognize the scope of the legal and liability issues associated with criminal justice administration and apply legal standards to mitigate liability exposure.

7.  Research: Demonstrate competency in applying research methods and strategies to the diverse issues and challenges facing contemporary criminal justice administrators.

Outcome Assessments

Educational outcomes for the Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration will be assessed in the following ways:

  • systematic analysis of student examinations and research papers from courses;
  • surveys of students or alumni from the program;
  • baseline data from other comparable programs in the university will be compared to data based on students in the program;
  • regular meetings amoung program faculty to assess courses and student performance;
  • periodic review of all theses and area papers written i n a given assessment period and evaluation of related student performance.

Prior to admission to any graduate program at Valdosta State University, applicants must first submit a completed application to the Graduate School. A completed application packet includes official transcripts from all institutions previously attended, official test scores (GRE), completed application packet, fee, and any additional program requirements submitted by the admission deadline. To be considered for your preferred term, all required materials must be received by the Graduate School no later than the close of business on the deadline. It is the responsibility of the applicant to allow adequate time for document submission and to ensure receipt of documents.

Admission Deadlines

Fall Deadline: July 15

Spring Deadline: November 15

Summer Deadline: April 15

Go to the Graduate School website and click on Our Programs, then click on Criminal Justice Program for information on:

  • Specific Criminal Justice Program Admission Requirements
  • Criminal Justice Program Retention, Dismissal, and Readmission Policies
  • Criminal Justice Program Graduation Requirements